In 1980, the Spanish rock band, Nacha Pop released their debut self-titled album which started a decade worth of music for the band. Antonio Vega and Nacho García Vega (guitars and vocals), Carlos Brooking (bass) and Ñete (drums) were the founding members of the group. With this album, the band wrote and released one of rock’s biggest hits, “Chica De Ayer” (Girl of Yesterday).
Nacha Pop, the album was a big success for the band and opened a lot of doors for the future. It might have been a big hit but listening to the album today, I have found that the style of music is all over the place. They seem to be trying so many different styles in order to find their sound. That tends to happen with indie artists but I did not expect it from an artist that signed with a large Spanish record label, Hispavox.
Not that this is a correct term but the band uses a lot of rockabilly guitar sounds that gave the hint that they are trying to hit that genre which was popular during this time. The influences of rockabilly show in some songs while other songs hint at classic rock and even a punk vibe. This is very different than the new wave clothing they used. It’s hard to know from the beginning where these musicians wanted to go.
1980 was a weird year for a while because you had a lot of bands that were coming out and music was changing so fast. It was hard to find footing. Nacha Pop produced a good album for the most part. Not that this is my jam, I appreciate their start. I just wish they would have stuck with one genre instead of many.